One day after announcing they’ve placed the franchise tag on their best defensive player, the Washington Redskins announced that they’ve released another one, defensive end Adam Carriker, along with punter Sav Rocca as the Free Agency period rapidly approaches for the NFL season.
The #Redskins announced they have cut DL Adam Carriker and punter Sav Rocca
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2014
Carriker was traded to the Redskins before the 2010 season by the St. Louis Rams. In March of 2012, Carriker signed a four-year, $20 million contract with $7 million guaranteed. In March of 2013, that deal was restructured and today was terminated by the team, letting him roam free this free agency period.
Rocca came to the team prior to the 2011 season after his stint with the Philadelphia Eagles where he built a reputation as one of the more reliable punters in the game, despite his lack of football experience in Australia. Before the 2013 season, Rocca signed a two-year deal with the team on the first day of free agency.
Now, he’ll get the opportunity to test those free agent waters, along with Carriker.